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Workers’ Remittances

Workers’ Remittances »

Source: Workers' Remittances : An Overlooked Channel of International Business Cycle Transmission?

Volume/Issue: 2012/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Sampawende Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475535822

Keywords: Business Cycle Synchronization, remittance, business cycle, remittance flows, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper shows that remittance flows significantly increase the business cycle synchronization between remittance-recipient countries and the rest of the world. Using both aggregate and bilateral remittances data...

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries »

Source: Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmat Jidoud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498300940

Keywords: Macroeconomic Volatility, African Economies, Financial Frictions, consumption, business cycle, economies, supply, Bayesian Analysis, Model Construction and Estimation, Financial Frictions.,

This paper investigates the channels through which remittances affect macroeconomic volatility in African countries using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model augmented with financial frictions. Em...

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows »

Source: Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Volume/Issue: 2008/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , and Riham Shendy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870251

Keywords: Business cycle, growth linkages, North, South, GCC, regional linkage, decoupling, divergence, convergence, remittance

This paper tests the association between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' financial and remittance outflows and regional growth in the Middle East. The findings, based on 35-year panel data, indicate t...

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and  Central Asia

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia »

Source: Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasser Abdih , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502947

Keywords: Instrumental variables, Panel data, remittance, tax revenue, fiscal impact, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using panel data for r...

FDI Flows to Low-Income Countries

FDI Flows to Low-Income Countries »

Source: FDI Flows to Low-Income Countries : Global Drivers and Growth Implications

Volume/Issue: 2010/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201150

Keywords: FDI, Business Cycle, Low-income Countries, host country, direct investment, bilateral trade, foreign direct investment, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Economic Growth of Open Economies, International Factor Movements And International Business,

What accounts for variations in FDI flows from advanced to developing countries? How have FDI inflows explained cross-country growth experiences? In this paper we tackle both these questions empirically for a large...

The Volatility of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets

The Volatility of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets »

Source: The Volatility of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets : Measures and Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2017/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maria Sole Pagliari , and Swarnali Ahmed Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585254

Keywords: Financial integration, Volatility Estimation, International Flows, Financial, Estimation, Models with Panel Data, Financial Econometrics, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles

Capital flow volatility is a concern for macroeconomic and financial stability. Nonetheless, literature is scarce in this topic. Our paper sheds light on this issue in two dimensions. First, using quarterly data fo...

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks »

Source: Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2017/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Serhan Cevik , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484307878

Keywords: Remittances, Remittances, Consumption smoothing, fiscal shocks, social spendin, Kimberly Beaton, Serhan Cevik and Seyed Reza Yousefi, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles, Household

With 250 million migrants globally, remittances are one of the major sources of income in many developing countries. While there is abundant evidence that remittances facilitate consumption smoothing in receving co...

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1 »

Source: Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giulia Bettin , Andrea Presbitero , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484385081

Keywords: Shocks, Business cycle, Vulnerability, Gravity model, remittance, migrant, bilateral remittances, official remittances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. We exploit a novel, rich panel data...

How Russia Affects the Neighborhood - Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels

How Russia Affects the Neighborhood - Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels »

Source: How Russia Affects the Neighborhood - Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels

Volume/Issue: 2009/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaime Espinosa-Bowen , Nadeem Ilahi , and Fahad Alturki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874228

Keywords: business cycle, growth linkages, Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), regional linkages, decoupling, divergence, convergence, and trade, gdp growth

We test the extent to which growth in the 11 CIS countries (excluding Russia) was associated with developments in Russia, overall, as well as through the trade, financial and remittance channels over the last decad...

Current Account Deficits in Rich Countries

Current Account Deficits in Rich Countries »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 54, No. 2

Volume: 54

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066502

Keywords: current account, current account deficit, current account deficits, current account surplus, current account surpluses, Benchmarking (finance), Bond Market, Business Cycles. Econometric Models, Consumption (economics), Default (finance)

Vol. 54, No. 2 includes three notable contributions from the Seventh Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference (ARC) hosted by the IMF in November 2006. Its lead paper, by Olivier Blanchard of Harvard University, is...